Spurs’ talks with Kyle Walker replacement have hit a stumbling block


Tottenham have wasted no time in identifying a replacement for Kyle Walker, who is expected to join Manchester City this summer.

The Mirror report that the two clubs have now opened talks over the England international, with Daniel Levy slapping a £50million price tag on his head.

Given that City’s approach has not been unexpected, Spurs have been monitoring targets who can come in and compete with Kieran Trippier at right-back.

According to the Telegraph, Ricardo Pereira of Porto is Mauricio Pochettino’s number one choice.


However, negotiations are unlikely to be resolved soon because there is confusion over who actually represents the 23-year-old.

The same source have also given several other updates on Spurs’ transfer plans. Bournemouth’s Josh King is reportedly being considered in attack, especially in light of an injury to Heung-Min Son on international duty and Erik Lamela’s ongoing hip trouble.

Ross Barkley is also on their radar. Tottenham are not short of midfielders, but they are ready to axe Moussa Sissoko after just one deeply disappointing season, and Pochettino wants the more promising Barkley to replace him.

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